Manual In order to complete "Equinox" you will need to be able to survive
the harmful aliens on each of the numerous levels, and collect a pass
on each one. You begin the game with three lives and any contact with
an alien will reduce your energy, prolonged contact with an alien will
result in the loss of one life.
Each level contains a Canister, Disposal Chute and Level Pass. You
will have-to collect the level pass in order to access the next level. As
you search each level for these items your time will elapse. To enable
you to find the Radio-Active Canisters and Level Passes you will need
to use the tools and objects that have been scattered around each
level. Once you have completed a level the timer indicator will change
to a solid green bar which will indicate that all is safe.
In order to eradicate all danger to the complex you will need to have
collected all eight canisters and disposed of them before the humans
can settle safely in their new surroundings.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLAYING "EQUINOX"
DISPLAY PANEL DESCRIPTION
FIRST WINDOW shows which object is currently being held.
SECOND WINDOW shows how many lives you have left.
THIRD WINDOW shows your score, and the six coloured squares
indicate how much time you have before the canisters on the current
FOURTH WINDOW has two pointers, the top pointer shows your
Thrust-Fuel level, the bottom shows your Laser Energy level.
HOW TO USE THE TELEPORTER TERMINALS
Before a Teleporter can be used, a Teleporter Credit (cyan disc)
must be spent at the required Teleporter.
TO SPEND A TELEPORTER CREDIT
When the held object is a teleporter credit, sit stationary within the
teleporter and press the USE key or joystick DOWN. If you now wish to
teleport, thrust up to the globe-like object in the teleporter and you will
be teleported to the second teleporter terminal. However you may
leave the teleporter and teleport at a later time.
HOW TO USE TRANS-LEVEL TELEPORTERS
To enter a Trans-Level Teleporter you must be holding a numbered
Level Pass. Select the desired level by moving your droid onto the
corresponding select button and then pressing the USE key. The
trans-level teleporter will only give access to levels which are less
than or equal to the level pass that you are currently holding. Exit the
trans-level teleporter by touching the door.
HOW TO USE A CREDIT DISPENSER
Rest the droid on top of the red plate and press the USE key. This
will swap one of your droid's lives for a teleporter credit. The dispenser
will only work if you are not holding any objects.
HOW TO DISPOSE OF RADIO-ACTIVE CANISTERS USING DISPOSAL
Move into the yellow portion of the disposal chute and press the
USE key. This will send the radio-active canister currently held to the
Use Batteries to restore your Laser Energy and Fuel Barrels to
restore your Thrust-Fuel Level. If you should remain without fuel for
too long your droid will explode.